Johnson vs. Carreno Busta / ATP Rome – Next analysis of the second round of Masters in Rome will be dedicated to this duel between the American tennis player S. Johnson and Spaniard P. Carreno Busta. In the first round, Johnson has mastered the returnee on the tennis courts, S. Wawrinka, while Carreno Busta was better than J. Donaldson after three sets. Begins: 16.05.2017. – 11:00 CET
Johnson had reached the 21st position at the ATP ranking two years ago, and this was also his best career rating. The American is currently in the 48th position with this season's ratio of 12 wins and eight defeats. Johnson has become a professional tennis player relatively late, so in the last six years he has managed to win three ATP titles, one of which this season from the tournament in Houston.
In the final match of the tournament in Houston, Johnson has managed to defeat T. Sandgren with a score of 2:1. The tournament in Houston is played on the clay, but this surface is specific to the other tournaments. The difference is that it less amortizes the speed of the ball, and the better servers in this tournament have a higher chance to win. Johnson has ended most of the other tournaments at the early stages of the competition, with the exception of a tournament in Delray Beach, where he played semi-finals, but lost from P. Gojowczyk.
P. Carreno Busta
Carreno Busta has reached the 10th position of the ATP rankings last season, and he has managed to keep this ranking up to today, although he is currently ranked one place below than in the period mentioned above. Of course this minimal drop in ratings is negligible, because these are very small number of points. Until the Masters in Rome, Carreno Busta has made 15 wins and 10 defeats, and last of the three titles was won last season at the tournament in Estoril.
This Spaniard has also managed to make a couple of great results this season, and one of them is the placement in the fourth round of Australian Open, where he was better than M. Cilic. He could not go further than the fourth round at Masters in Indian Wells, where he was stopped by K. Anderson, and when it comes to tournaments on clay, then his best performance was the one in Barcelona where he played the semi-finals in which he lost to S. Tsitsipas.
S. Johnson vs. P. Carreno Busta PICK
This is the third mutual encounter between these two tennis players. Their first match was in Auckland in 2015 and it brought Johnson a victory with the score 6:7 6:4 6:1, while Carreno Busta revenged this season at Masters in Miami with 6:4 6:4. All that we have mentioned so far suggests clearly that the Spaniard should be the one who will win placement in the third round.
Pick: Carreno Busta wins
Odds: 1.50 at williamhill (down to 1.47 can be played)
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